MGH&FC Presents “Living Well With Diabetes” 2- Day Class In September

SHELTON, Wash. – Diabetes can be effectively self-managed and kept under control for a healthy, independent lifestyle and the prevention of complications.  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a two-day course in diabetes self-management entitled “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

A team of MGH&FC health professionals guide the class, covering all aspects of diabetes, from medications to proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team.  The aim is to promote understanding of the condition and teach people to self-manage their diabetes for maximum health and independence.  Family members/significant others can also benefit, and are invited and encouraged to attend the class for the support they provide.

Due to limited space, advanced registration is required by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941).  There is a fee for this class, however,diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

MGH is approved by the Joint Commission and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information go to

July 24, 2014

MGH&FC PRESENTS First Aid/CPR/AED Evening Course In September

SHELTON, Wash. – Fall classes will soon be in session, and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering another First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, September 11, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.  
Anyone can be an asset to the community or workplace by learning the basics of first-response in a medical emergency.  The four-hour class combines First Aid, CPR, and AED training, and provides a “course completion card” at the end of the class.  A non-refundable fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials, and registration must be made by September 1.  Comfortable clothing is recommended and a Spanish interpreter can be made available upon request.  Class size is limited to 16 persons, with advanced registration and payment made by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.
MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission, and MGH is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation.  There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties.  For more information go to
MGH&FC Press Release – July 24, 2014

Citizens needed For Kitsap Parks Advisory Group & Others

Citizens are invited to get involved in the planning and management of Kitsap County parks by serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from citizens to fill vacancies for Commissioner Districts 2 (South Kitsap) and 3 (Central Kitsap). There are also vacancies for a South Kitsap representative on the Arts Board; a Central Kitsap representative on the Noxious Weed Control Board; and the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee. More information HERE.

Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel: July 30, Tacoma

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in the Commencement Bay conference room at the Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D Street, Tacoma. The Science Panel includes some of the top scientists in the Northwest and advises the Partnership’s efforts to develop a science-based comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Results of an independent review of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) by the Ruckelshaus Center and an update on the PSEMP monitoring gap summary.
  • Adoption of the 2014-16 Biennial Science Work Plan (BSWP) and discussion on a strategy for developing the 2016-18 BSWP.
  • Discussion on how to best integrate science into the development of implementation strategies.

These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to address questions or provide comment about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. The full agenda, meeting materials and directions are available HERE.